|"Plume moths" come in many shades and patterns. When at rest in their crucifix shape their wings are furled like sails but when they fly they reveal unusual, feather-like under-wings.|
|BEAUTIFUL PLUME MOTH, Amblyptilia acanthadactyla, is one of the commonest plume moths, usually recognisable by the warm rusty brown patches in the dark brown wing tip.|
WHITE PLUME MOTH, Pterophorus
pentadactyla (five-fingered), being all white and with
elongated wings like feathers or plumes, is one of the largest of
and, with its feathered wings on show, demonstrates why they are called "plume" moths.
|COMMON PLUME MOTH, Emmelina monodactyla, is a light brown-greyish coloured plume moth, also relatively common.|
|PLUME MOTH, Platyptilia pallidactyla, is a light sandy brown plume moth with whitish patches.|